Boeing is to equip the UK Royal Air Force's four C-17 strategic transports for installation of Northrop Grumman's large-aircraft infrared countermeasures system. Worth $12.6 million, the work will be completed in January.

Lockheed Martin is to produce a TPS-59(V) 3 ballistic-missile defence radar system for Bahrain under a $43.6 million contract. The radar will complement Bahrain's Raytheon Hawk surface-to-air missile battery.

BAE Systems will develop a digital flight-control computer to replace analogue automatic flight controls on 300 US Army Boeing CH-47D Chinooks being modernised to CH-47F standard. Flight tests are planned for next year, with production installations beginning in 2006.

CAE is to support its Medallion-S visual systems on Eurofighter Typhoon simulators at training bases in Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK under a five-year, C$30 million ($22.6 million) contract from Eurofighter Simulation Systems.

Denmark has signed an agreement to buy Raytheon's AIM-9XSidewinder short-range air-to-air missile under a foreign military sales agreement with the US Navy. The weapon will arm the Danish air force's Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters from 2006.

Tadiran Spectralink has won a $6 million contract to equip the US Marine Corps' Rafael/Northrop Grumman Litening targeting pods with an advanced datalink to provide ground control.

Zephyr International is to supply 89 AxelCut emergency cable cutters for rescue hoists on the Canadian Forces' fleet of AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant, Bell CH-146 Griffon and Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King helicopters.

Northrop Grumman is to supply common cockpit displays and LN-100G GPS/inertial navigation systems for US Navy MH-60R/S helicopters under a five-year contract from Lockheed Martin worth more than $100 million.

Kellogg Brown & Root is to build an aircraft parking ramp at Iraq's Balad air base by December 2004 under a $62 million US Army contract.


Source: Flight International